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Old 06-05-2004, 07:42 PM   #1
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Mankrake 10....A real Newbie review

I had Mandrake 9 installed, I really found it difficult coming from the Windows environment and still do. Just wasn't very intuitive and maybe it isn't suppose to be. I check this board a lot read a bit but still was having a lot...I mean a lot of trouble. I figured I would give Mandrake 10 a try for fun. Big difference for a new linux user. First I didn't have to configure anything for scrolling mouse. Second I downloaded Firefox web browser in 3 minutes but right clicking then dragging the icon to desktop. I spend two days trying to do this in Mandrake 9.

Again, just a Windows user trying to slowly transition to Linux I have so far found a big difference with Mandrake 10. Curious how other distro's are for really new users.
Old 06-05-2004, 08:32 PM   #2
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Ho Hum. The joy's of the linux learning curve.

But yes, sometimes "they" just do a few mod's between distro revision's, but sometimes the changes are very fundamental.

All I can really say, is that Mandrake have come a considerable distance since I tried it at version 8.2 - which was pretty neat, but you still had some work to do with it.

I'm just waiting for version 10 official (powerpack dvd) too arrive. 10 community was a blast, especially with the 2.6 kernel



p.s. the only time I've had snag's with my scrolling mouse facility, was when I was meddling with gentoo, and all I had to do was add
option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
and it worked a treat (logitech Mouseman Optical Pro, by the way)
Old 06-06-2004, 08:43 PM   #3
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coopns; how i got started was with a free disrto mdk7.1, text mode. boy!
what a learning curve compared with depedanted on w98. phew,uphill curve. however learned some syntax quick that got me over hump with
mdk8.1. tada!
Old 06-07-2004, 04:28 AM   #4
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We do have a Distro Review section on LQ. Mandrake 10.0 is covered by quite a few people in there.

Maybe you could all add your comments?
Old 06-07-2004, 03:06 PM   #5
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XavierP; thanks will do as a Mod. with me U R #1!


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